Difference between revisions of "Aristida purpurea"

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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Aristida purpurea''<br>
 
<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Aristida purpurea''<br>
'''Common Name:''' Dutchman's Pipe</h3>
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'''Common Name:''' Purple Three Awn</h3>
Unusual pipe-shaped flowers. Grows up into shrubs along streambanks throughout California. Recommended for fence, arbor, or lattice. The only  forage source for the Pipevine Swallowtail.<br>
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Tough, beautiful ornamental bunchgrass. Has purple seed heads which wave gracefully in the wind. Recommended for erosion control on slopes, hillsides, and in canyons.<br>
  
 
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'''Plant Family:''' Aristolochiaceae
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'''Plant Family:''' Poaceae
  
'''Plant Type:''' Vine
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'''Plant Type:''' Grass (warm season)
  
'''Height by Width:''' 10-15' long
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'''Height by Width:''' 2-3' H x 2' W
  
'''Growth Habit:''' Climbing, twining
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'''Growth Habit:''' Bunchgrass
  
'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Winter-deciduous
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'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Warm-season
  
'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
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'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
  
'''Sun Exposure:''' Part sun to shade
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'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
  
'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
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'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
  
'''Water Requirements:''' Moderate to regular
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'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to moderate
  
'''Cold Hardy to:''' 25 degrees F
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'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
  
'''Flower Season:''' Winter/Spring
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'''Flower Season:''' Spring/Summer
  
'''Flower Color:''' Cream with purple veins
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'''Flower Color:''' Purplish
  
'''Endangered?''' Not Listed
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'''Endangered?''' Not listed
  
'''Distribution:''' North Coast Range, Cascade Range Foothills, North +Central Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay, North Outer South Coast Range
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'''Distribution:''' Southwestern CA, deserts below 6000'
  
'''Natural Habitat:''' Streamsides, forest, chaparral below 2300'
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'''Natural Habitat:''' Sandy to rocky soils, slopes, plains below 6,600'
  
'''Hummingbirds:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Hummingbirds:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
'''Under Oaks:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' FALSE<br>
'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Butterflies:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
'''Slope/Erosion:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Slope/Erosion:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Container:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Container:''' FALSE<br>
  

Revision as of 02:15, 21 July 2008

Botanical Name: Aristida purpurea
Common Name: Purple Three Awn

Tough, beautiful ornamental bunchgrass. Has purple seed heads which wave gracefully in the wind. Recommended for erosion control on slopes, hillsides, and in canyons.


Plant Family: Poaceae

Plant Type: Grass (warm season)

Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2' W

Growth Habit: Bunchgrass

Deciduous/Evergreen: Warm-season

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate

Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F

Flower Season: Spring/Summer

Flower Color: Purplish

Endangered? Not listed

Distribution: Southwestern CA, deserts below 6000'

Natural Habitat: Sandy to rocky soils, slopes, plains below 6,600'

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: FALSE
Clay: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: TRUE
Container: FALSE



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